I am so excited to get my life started in Edmonton again. Matt and I have been in Edmonton since Saturday when we went up to see some friends and have some fun. We left bright and early so we could make it to the Farmer's Market. I used to live about a block away from it and didn't go as often as I should have. To be honest, the Farmer's Market is a lot of fun and has so many beautiful and delicious things but it is really expensive. We met up with Donna and Louise and had some coffee. We unexpectedly ran into TWO people that we know (they weren't hanging out together and don't really know each other). Such a small city. And the one girl used to work in Korea when we did and we ran into her there randomly too. Perhaps we are supposed to be better friends? I don't know. It was cool seeing them.
We left the Farmer's Market and it was such a gorgeous day outside. I just couldn't stop smiling. I kept thinking about how much I love this city and how fabulous it is (especially in summer). We happened upon a random Turkish fair and then we met up with this guy wearing a suit of armor. He totally let me hold his sword. Haha.
Later on we ordered pizza while we waited for Stephie to get off work. Severin showed up and the 4 of us ate pizza, had some delicious Strongbow cider and then went to Improvaganza. It was so much fun! That kind of thing always inspires me and makes me miss my theatre days. Look at how many programs Steph ended up with. Crazy girl! We bought a drink at Improvaganza and they ID'ed me! Bwahaha! The girl looked like she was 12 and she was asking for my ID. It was glorious.
Then we decided to be irresponsible and go dancing. We went to some place where we had to pay cover (I'm still not used to my mortal status. I was special in Asia!) and then drinks were horrifically expensive. Steph sweet talked the bartender into giving us a 4 shots for $20 "deal". Good grief. Wonder why the tip jars are empty? Cuz we're broke from buying a drink. Our dancing was short lived because everything in Canada closes much earlier than in Asia. Also there were some creepy guys starting to bother us. One had this annoying "awesome" hat on that had a flashlight in the brim of it that he kept shining. We were trying not to make eye contact but Sev just couldn't help himself. Haha.
We wandered out, got some snacks, Matt bought a lottery ticket but sadly lost and then we watched an Adam Sandler movie before crashing at an ungodly time. I think this is going to be a fantastic year! I decided to make a slideshow (it's a bit long, sorry) of the night instead of linking the pictures. Carter said she likes them and it's easier for me.